Some Potential Benefits of Nasal Breathing for CrossFit Performance

January 24, 2024 by
Credit: Misfit Athletics

Over the past couple of years, you may have watched a video or had a coach tell you to try to breathe through your nose more during workouts. Why is that?

It turns out that nasal breathing can potentially improve your athletic performance in ways like:

  • Improved oxygen quality
  • Better breathing efficiency
  • Better recovery
  • Improved lung capacity
  • Better oxygen delivery
  • Better sleep

Even coaches in the CrossFit space such as Rich Froning, Chris Hinshaw, and the team over at CrossFit Invictus have recommended nasal breathing for some time now.

Many top athletes in other sports have also started to take advantage of nasal breathing through the process of taping their mouths shut during sleep, such as Erling Haaland.

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